Brussels Airlines has introduced plans to droop all scheduled flights from March 21 by way of April 19 as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Through March 21, the airline says it can scale back its flight operations “gradually in a controlled and structured manner in order to bring passengers and crews home.”
Part of the Lufthansa Group, Brussels Airlines is the flag provider and largest airline of Belgium, flying to over 100 locations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. It is a member of the Star Alliance.
Passengers on cancelled flights will robotically be rebooked; they’ll examine the standing of their rebooking at brusselsairlines.com below “My Booking.” The airline is asking passengers whose scheduled flights don’t happen within the subsequent seven days to chorus from contacting the Service Center within the coming days as a consequence of excessive name volumes.
Additionally, Brussels Airlines is providing all passengers an prolonged goodwill association, which permits them till June 1 to determine on a brand new journey date and alter their ticket to a special vacation spot.
On Monday, as reported by our sister publication Travel Agent, Austrian Airlines, one other Lufthansa Group provider, introduced plans to droop flight operations as of Thursday, March 19, with cancellations to final initially till March 28. Passengers on cancelled flights throughout this era shall be rebooked on different airways if doable, Austrian Airlines mentioned.
Other Lufthansa Group carriers are additionally decreasing their short- and long-haul schedule. Long-haul routes will see capability decreased by as much as 90 p.c, whereas solely 20 p.c of initially deliberate seating on flights inside Europe shall be supplied. Lufthansa Group mentioned it expects to publish the extra cancellations over the following few days, and passengers shall be knowledgeable accordingly.
This article initially appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.